April 6, 2015Vol. 45, Issue 4

Photo of Professional Achievement Award winners

Nine Selected for Professional Achievement Honors

Selected by the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, recipients of the 2014-2015 Professional Achievement Honors have exemplified the teacher-scholar model over the past three years. “These outstanding members of our academic community inspire colleagues and students alike with the quality and obvious passion of their work,” wrote President Paul Zingg in a campus announcement.

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Candice Sawyer, a ecological, evolutionary, and organismal biology major, and biology professor Don Miller with two birdwing butterflies. They were collected by Professor Miller from Papua New Guinea and are some the world’s largest butterflies.

A Name for Everything

Housed in Holt Hall, Chico State’s entomology lab represents more than 50 years of student effort and dedication, and countless hours of student-conducted research. Students get to work hands-on with specimens and learn the technical skills that are required in organizing and preparing a collection. They also develop research skills needed in identifying often hard-to-pinpoint species.

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Blog Post

A Voice for the Unheard

Associated Students President Taylor Herren shares why she advocates for her fellow students and how she plans to “pay it forward” in a recent CSU blog post. 

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Campus Diversity

universal accessibility icon

Moving Forward

An intriguing new symbol has been noticed around campus. The icon previously used to symbolize wheelchair accessibility is gone. In its place is a significantly more active figure.

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Student Spotlight

Pocket Points app on phone

Pocketing More than Points

Two CSU, Chico students are offering an incentive to students to put their phones down during class: discounts and free food at local restaurants and businesses.

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Staff Recognition

Rebecca Berner

Honoring Staff Excellence

The 2014 Employee of the Year will be announced at the April 16 staff awards luncheon during Founders Week. Here, we pay tribute to 2013 Employee of the Year Rebecca Berner.

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English professor Heather Altfeld’s first poetry collection was selected for the inaugural Poets at Work Book Prize. Read more.

From Chico with Love

From Chico with Love

Public Affairs staff asked our Facebook followers for their #ChicoLove stories. The responses were beyond heartwarming. See the Storify.